Certified Pre-Owned vs used

Simply put, a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is a used vehicle that's been inspected and reconditioned but still covered with a limited warranty and purchased from a dealership. Buying certified pre-owned vehicles can be less risky than buying non-certified or privately sold used vehicles, which may not have undergone any stringent certification process.

Two Types of Nissan Certification

Nissan now offers two ways to buy a pre-owned Nissan with confidence. Both Nissan Certified and Certified Select come with a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™, a guaranteed trade in and 24/7 roadside assistance for the duration of its respective warranty. [[3609]] [[3641]]

On available inventory, buyers can complete their purchase online using Nissan@Home. [[1510]] [[3642]][[3611]]

Nissan Certified Versa

Nissan Certified

• Available ONLY on eligible Nissan models

• Up to 6 years old and less than 80,000 miles

• 167-point inspection process

• 7 year/100,000 mile limited warranty

• 24/7 hour roadside assistance

• Carfax vehicle history report

• Plus 1 year pre-paid maintenance included

Nissan Certified Select LEAF

Certified Select

• Available on select Nissan and non-Nissan models

• Up to 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles

• 84-point inspection process

• 6 months/6,000 mile limited warranty [[3641]]

• 24/7 hour roadside assistance

• Carfax vehicle history report

• Plus 1 complimentary service visit included

Nissan Pre-Owned benefits

Each Nissan Certified and Certified Select vehicle comes with the innovation and excitement you expect from Nissan. These are not just any other used Nissan cars. Each one goes through a rigorous certification process and offers peace of mind through a limited powertrain warranty and roadside assistance.[[3609]][[3611]]

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Nissan Pre-Owned Limited Warranties

The Nissan Certified 7-Year/100,000 Mile Limited Warranty [[3609]] lasts 7 years from the original new car in-service date of the vehicle or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, and covers over 600 components including engine, transmission and drive train.

Nissan's latest type of inspected and approved vehicles, Certified Select come equipped with a 6-month/6,000 Mile Limited Warranty, which ever comes first.[[3641]]


Cylinder heads and block and all internally lubricated parts, rocker covers and oil pan, valve train and front cover, timing chain and tensioner, oil pump and fuel pump, fuel injectors, intake and exhaust manifolds and turbocharger, flywheel, seals and gaskets.


Drive shafts, final drive housing and all internally lubricated parts, propeller shafts, universal joints, bearings, seals and gaskets.

Transmission and Transfer Case

Transmission and Transfer Case: Case and all internally lubricated parts, torque converter and converter housing, automatic transmission control module, transfer case and all internal parts, seals and gaskets, and electronic transmission controls.


Repairs covered under this Warranty are subject to a deductible of $100 per visit, execpt where prohibited by law.

Replacement Parts

Replacement of any part will be made with a new or remanufactured replacement part manufactured by or for Nissan for use on Nissan vehicles. If a part is not available from Nissan, Nissan may authorize an outside sourced part of like and kind and quality to be used in the repair.

The Nissan Certified Pre-Owned 167-Point Inspection

Nissan Certified and Certified Select Inspections

All Nissan Certified vehicles must pass a 167-point comprehensive inspection. This inspection must be completed by a Nissan-trained technician. A CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ is provided along with a complete Nissan service history review. All reconditioning must be done with Nissan-approved parts. Only upon completion of this rigorous inspection process can it be labeled a Nissan Certified Pre-Owned vehicle.

Certified Select cars, which allow for increased inventory with a wider range of models, years and mileage pass an 84-point inspection conducted by the same Nissan-trained technicians.

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Roadside Assistance

24 hours a day and 7 days per week, Nissan Emergency Roadside Assistance provides flat tire change out with your good spare, dead battery jump or lock-out assistance for the duration of your Certified or Certified Select Warranty [[3609]] [[3641]]

Nissan Certified Pre-Owned Maintenance Staff Changing Oil

Complimentary Maintenance Plan

All Nissan Certified vehicles come with a one-year complimentary Basic PMA. Certified Select vehicles include 1 prepaid service visit within the first year of ownership. [[3612]]

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CarFax Vehicle History Report

You can view the CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ on every Certified Pre-Owned and Certified Select Nissan.

What additional benefits are included with a Nissan Certified Pre-Owned and Certified Select vehicle?

Are there options for additional extended warranty protection?

Nissan Certified Pre-Owned Offers

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Special Offers

Many Certified Pre-Owned Nissan vehicles are available with special Nissan Certified Pre-Owned rates when financed through Nissan Motor Acceptance Company, LLC, which makes a Certified Pre-Owned Nissan an even better value.

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Well-Qualified buyers can get Nissan Certified Pre-Owned offers such as: 4.99% APR Financing for 36 Months on Certified Pre-Owned 2017-2022 Nissan Altima, Frontier, Kicks, Sentra, Rogue and Rogue Sport.[[3776]]

Nissan Technician Inspecting CPO Vehicle Under 1 Year Maintenance Plan

$450 Captive Cash on Certified Select Nissan vehicles when financed through Nissan Motor Acceptance Company, LLC.[[3713]]

Can you finance a certified pre-owned or certified select car?

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Pre-Owned SUV & Crossovers

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Pre-Owned Sedans

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Pre-Owned Convertibles

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Pre-Owned Trucks

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Pre-Owned Coupes

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Pre-Owned Vans & Minivans

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I purchase a Certified Pre-Owned or Certified Select vehicle?

How do I know which vehicles in a Nissan dealer’s inventory are Nissan Certified Pre-Owned or Certified Select?

What can I expect upon delivery of my Nissan Certified Pre-Owned or Certified Select vehicle?

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NISSAN@HOME and Certified Pre-Owned/Certified Select

Get to your next adventure faster with NISSAN@HOME at participating Nissan dealers. You can take every step, from research to purchase, of your Nissan Certified Pre-Owned buying experience online at a participating Buy@Home Nissan dealer.[[3355]]

Safety Recalls: Keeping customers safe

Before a Nissan Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is listed or sold, Nissan North America requires dealers to complete all safety recalls. We encourage you to check the recall status of any vehicle by clicking this link.